St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC) Faith Based History
St Vincent’s HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit health system that has served the people of Jacksonville and the surrounding communities since 1873. St. Vincent’s Riverside was founded by the Daughters of Charity in 1916 to provide health services to the sick and the poor of North Florida. St. Luke’s Hospital, now St. Vincent’s Southside was founded in 1873 by three women who saw the need for medical care in the community. It stands as Florida’s oldest private hospital. Our third hospital, St. Vincent’s Clay County, opened in October of 2013. St. Vincent’s HealthCare is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic and nonprofit health system with more than 155,000 associates serving in 36 health ministries in 23 states and the District of Columbia. From its humble beginning to its current status as a regional healthcare system, St Vincent’s HealthCare is widely recognized for delivering quality, compassionate care.
Nearly a Century of Care
St. Vincent's Southside
Letter that Launched St. Vincent's
Letters of Daughters of Charity Arrival
Mission & Values
St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC) Mission: Care for the Sick and Poor
SVHC is widely recognized for excellence in patient care. From delivering healthy babies to helping older adults through their final years with dignity, SVHC offers a continuum of care that is unsurpassed in North Florida. The physicians and associates who work at SVHC take pride in living the mission of caring for the sick and poor.
Daughters of Charity
Learn how our associates go Above. Beyond. Because
St. Vincent’s HealthCare Club 55+ is a program committed to keeping our community healthy and active by offering a unique blend of activities, health and wellness programs and inpatient welcome services to residents 55 years and older. Members may enjoy benefits at all three of St. Vincent's campuses: Riverside, Southside and Clay County.
News at St. Vincent's HealthCare (SVHC)
SVHC provides the media with news and responds to requests from local, regional and national media. Members of the media should contact the Marketing and Public Relations Department for information about a hospital news release or event, a spokesperson, patient condition information, and permission to photograph or film at the hospital.
For The Media
Community Health Needs Assessment
Community Health Needs Assessment(SVHC)
In July 2011, the Jacksonville Metropolitan Community Benefit Partnership was formed to conduct the first-ever multi-hospital system and public health sector collaborative community health needs assessment. The Partnership's vision is to improve population health in the region by eliminating the gaps that prevent access to quality, integrated health care and to improve access to resources that support a healthy life style. View the findings, implementation plans, data and resources.